I am experiencing the following issue, I have imaged he SD with etcher on my Microsoft Surface Book. I have a raspberry Pi 3 B+, with a Geekworm Raspberry Pi 3 B+ DAC Amplifier HIFI AMP TAS5713 Expansion Board Audio Module. Symptoms are as follows with a 5 inch touch screen , When it boots it works fantastic, but whenever I shut it down there is less than a 50/50 chance it will reboot. If I select restart from the menu it has about a 30/70 chance of working. I am modifying a boombox for my son for his birthday and I know he will frequently shut this down and restart it. I am happy to provide logs and more details. Things I have tried. I usually have to try removing the power a few times to get it to go.
Removing the touch screen. Not seeing really any change from this.
I have some music on a USB, I removed that to see… not much difference (it’s hard to tell since it is so intermittent)
Tried just using the power on the Raspberry pi board… no go.
replaced the SD card.
replaced the Pi
Removed the DAC (just using the speaker jack) … no dice.
Replaced the raspberry Pi (bought a new b+ from amazon)
I reviewed the logs for Volumio.log and boot.log… I can’t really see anything here but then I am not used to lookig at them. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Been working on this for several days now. BTW I do love this software, I am excited to get it working.
There are no NAS mounts, I feel like the USB is a mount in terms of a /dev/sda or /dev/sdb device. but there are no NAS or other mounts than that.
“When it boots it works fantastic” sounds a little like a power issue to me, boot time is where the psu has to handle peaks, it might not be able to do this in a stable fashion.
You wrote you have a touch screen and a DAC connected, have you tried it without both, just the PI?
Yes I broke it down to just the raspberry pi and the speaker jack using a portable speaker I had lying around. Still failed. When running just the PI I used a adafruit 2.4 adapter. when using the DAC I am using a 12v adapter (that came with it) . I just tried something new that I am testing. I think it might have been the USB mount , I set it up during the initial setup and I think it might be causing the problem. More to come. Thanks for your reply.
Shared pain, mine (RPi3 / HiFiBerryDAC+ / RPi touchscreen) has the same problem. Sometimes it starts, let’s say 30% of the time. I’ve checked the board power and even increased it to 5.2 volt measured on the PCB, but that makes no difference. I have tried with it my bench power supply but it looks the powering is not the problem. The SD card I use is a high speed Sandisk 16gb, these cards work perfect with all my other RPi projects and with my other Volumio players without a touch screen. In my opinion the problem is caused by using the RPi touchscreen with Volumio and I’m looking forward reading any solution.
I have the same problem.
I have a big problem booting the RPi 3B with PiFi Digit DAC and the original 7" touch display.
The Pi boots without a 7" display. When I now connect the 7" display, it sometimes offered immediately or only on the third or fourth attempt.
I used a 5.2 volt power supply with 3000 mA to switch off all power supply problems, then I used a longitudinally regulated laboratory power supply with 10A to determine whether it could be due to the power supply, I have the voltage of 4.9 to 5.3 volts on the RPi, unfortunately without significant change. Then I used a second RPi 3B which behaves exactly like the first one, then an RPi2 which boots correctly more often than the two RPi3B but still stops again and again. The green LED flashes 3 times and the system stops.
After that I installed RUNE AUDIO, the version always boots no matter how often I turn it off. There seems to be a problem initializing the 7" display.
Anybody have any idea what could be causing this?
The display of Volumio makes only a brief striped image after the Sart.
Rune Audio displays a multi-colour image.
It really looks like this is an initialization problem of the 7" display. Can I change anything in the installation files of the 7" touch plugin?
I had the same problem with version 2.444 is now solved (also 7 inch touchscreen)
I did this: I flashed a new image and then went through the entire set-up and then, as a volumio asks for a reboot, I did not reboot.
instead, I activated the dev version (test mode) and updated it to the dev version, then rebooted and then started it without problems.
I also left the language on English.
enable test mode (Beta Releases) at the bottom of the page of the link.
Tried the beta as suggested by michel8166 but this made no difference with my hardware. As mentioned I had to re-install Volumio to get the usual version back but prefered to spend that time installing Moode Audio which works now without any touchscreen issues. I consider to switch to Moode Audio or wait until the next Volumio update hoping the issue is solved.
The powering is also one of my concerns. Do you mean you have powered the setup with three power supplies? Or did you power each board (RPi/DAC/Touchscreen) with separate cables to the same power supply? Untill now I use a 5A bench power but still connected via the mini-USB connector on the RPi board which has about 5.1 volt (measured on the HiFiBerry PCB) when playing. I did not measure large powerdrops when booting, at the other hand the compete setup consumes about 900 mA during startup. Possibly to much when powered via USB.
Thanks for the info Michel! But, to be honest, if I need to power a project with 3 separate power supplies I give up…
For now I have changed powering by connecting Vcc and GND directly to the GPIO-pins. To exclude startup disturbtions caused by my 5A switching power supply, short after connecting to the 230 volt main, I have installed a delay board with a 555 delay chip. About 3 seconds after powering the switching power a relay on that board switches and sends the 5 volt to the RPi. After spending to much time to do this it turned out the issue still excists…
After some more testings and many reboots it looks the boot process is mostly succesfull after cooling down for some minutes or an overnight. Inspite the heatsinks the hardware becomes pretty warm and the airflow is blocked by the GPIO-connector on the topside of the boards when using the display in the default (out-of-the-box) orientation. So I’ve changed the orientation by selecting “lcd_rotate=2” in /boot/config.txt. Now I have to take the time to test and boot several times after cooling down.
It looks like the temperature of the boards is causing the problem. If I boot while the temperature has dropped, it goes well in 99% of all times. I have ordered a fan to cool everything, hopefully the problem will be solved then. I share your opinion the issue may be related to the software, can’t wait read the opinion of the developers.
You built your system in a sturdy cabinet! What is your experience with Picoreplayer in combination with the touchscreen? Do you also have boot problems with that software?
I do not have a single start problem with picoreplayer.
picoreplayer works very well with the touch screen also the use with LMS (logitech media server) works fine and picoreplayer has many more options for operating the touchscreen.
there is another advantage with picoreplayer that you can turn off the raspberry pi without corrupting the micro sd card.
maybe a raspberry pi heatsink helps the heat problem, if the heat problem is the cause.